Surface Characterization

We have a variety of surface analytical techniques at our disposal. The individual techniques are different - but complementary - with respect to the kind of information that is obtained, the requirements for the sample condition, and the demands on the operator's skills. Generally, surface analytical techniques can be grouped as follows:

  • Optical characterization of surfaces (e.g. light microscopy)
  • Chemical characterization of the surface or of the surface near bulk regions
  • Characterization of the surface topography

Inherently, surface analytical techniques can also be applied to nanoanalysis, because the surface takes an increasingly important role as structural dimensions grow smaller.

Our staff will be happy to advise you about the specific advantages of the methods and will - together with you - develop a strategy for a cost efficient approach to the issue at hand.